elk reduction http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Grand Teton elk reduction program starts next weekend http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/grand-teton-elk-reduction-program-starts-next-weekend <p>The annual elk reduction program in Grand Teton National Park begins on October 6.</p><p>Federal law requires the park to maintain a sustainable population of the Jackson elk herd. To keep the numbers low enough, they’ve had to harvest elk each year for decades.</p><p>Park Spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says an over-sized elk herd could harm the park.</p><p>“The risk of having too large of a population is that they would over-graze the range," Skaggs said. "And that would probably be a detrimental impact to other species.”</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 00:27:23 +0000 Willow Belden 30707 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Grand Teton elk reduction program starts next weekend